Retire These Hymns

Since the Second Vatican Council, there has been a sharp decline in the quality of Catholic hymns.  The time has come for a severe crackdown on liturgical music, and there are some hymns in particular which need to be retired.  The first to go would be those which are rife with heresy, or those in which the congregation pretends to be Christ.  These are extremely irreverent, and assist in the Modernists’ goal of focusing the Mass on the congregation rather than on God.  Now most certainly the worst of songs (I cannot rightfully call them hymns) sung in Catholic churches are those which are Modernist.  These have no respect for the liturgy whatsoever, and some have socialism interjected into them (i.e. “Table of Plenty”).  Every last one of the “hymns” listed below are a disgrace to Catholicism, and singing them in Catholic churches should be forbidden.

Heretical Hymns

  • “Amazing Grace”:  This hymn insinuates that Divine Grace is only attained through faith, something which is clearly ridiculous.  And then there is the line, “That saved a wretch like me…”.  Aside from the fact that the Church Militant is not filled with wretches, it must be noted that one can forfeit their salvation by not living a virtuous life.  Even Grace cannot stop that.
  • “Ashes”:  “We rise from the ashes to create ourselves anew”.
  • “What is this Place?”:  Perhaps a better question would be, “What is this hymn?”  This one is problematic for several reasons.  Its first verse denies any significance to a consecrated church:

“What is this place, where we are meeting? Only a house, the earth its floor. Walls and a roof, sheltering people, Windows for light, an open door. Yet it becomes a body that lives When we are gathered here, And know our God is near.”

“We are Jesus” Hymns

  • “Be Not Afraid”
  • “I am the Bread of Life”
  • “Lord of the Dance”
  • “On Eagles’ Wings
  • “We are One Body”
  • “You are Mine”

Modernist Songs

  • “City of God”
  • “Gather Us In”
  • “Give Thanks”
  • “I Will Choose Christ”
  • “Lord I Lift Your Name on High”
  • “Shine, Jesus, Shine”
  • “Sing a New Song”
  • “Soon and Very Soon”
  • “Table of Plenty”
  • “They’ll Know we are Christians”
  • “We are Called”

If you wish to add to this list, please leave a comment below.

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6 thoughts on “Retire These Hymns

  1. Auughh, so true. And my choir director insists on choosing one or two of these every week, it’s most vexing.

  2. The law of grace can only be applied through faith ‘For by grace are you saved through faith’ -Ephesians 2:8. God’s word is not ridiculous

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